From the AP -
Bob Sheppard, the Yankees’ public-address announcer since 1951, could miss the team’s postseason home opener Sunday night.
Sheppard wasn’t at the final homestand of the season because of laryngitis, and as of Wednesday it wasn’t clear whether “The Voice of God” will recover by the weekend. If Sheppard isn’t back, longtime backup Jim Hall will be behind the mike.
Sheppard doesn’t like to give his age, but a former Yankees official confirmed last year that Sheppard was born on Oct. 12, 1910.
Isn’t laryngitis usually a short-lived irritation? Sheppard is 97. There could be more going on here than is being reported. I hope that I’m wrong on this one.
Losing Scooter and Sheppard in the same year just doesn’t seem fair.